It’s Thursday November 17th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…
55 thousand education workers across the province could once again be on strike as of Monday, just shy of two weeks after their initial strike action ended. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) gave five day strike notice yesterday morning, saying bargaining talks with the province had broken down just a week after employees returned to work in schools. The Conservative government has increased their offer when it comes to wages, by roughly a dollar per hour , however President of CUPE-OBSCU Laura Walton said it’s not enough, and maintained that improving supports for students is an important part of negotiations that has been largely ignored.
She said, the Ford government came back with an offer that still was “without a single cent for students” and has left the union no choice. At this time, the Limestone District school board has yet to release an official board statement and it’s unclear if schools would again flip to remote learning in the wake of a strike. If a deal is not reached, education workers could hit the picket lines as of Monday November 21st and schools across Ontario could likely be forced to close their doors again.
This story courtesy of Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter with YGK NEWS.
Pianist, composer and vocalist Michael Kaeshammer’s coast-to-coast tour is set to make a stop at The Grand Theatre in Kingston next Friday November 25th. Kaeshammer’s music draws from several different genres including: jazz, boogie-woogie, classical, rock and more.
He is currently on a tour across Canada to promote his upcoming album Turn It Up, which is set to be released in March.
He says, “There’s a whole bunch of new songs from this Turn It Up record that we’re previewing on tour and trying out in front of an audience.”
His Kingston show at The Grand Theatre on November 25th will be his final Ontario stop before heading west.
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